My Favorite New Tech for the New Year

My Favorite New Tech for the New YearIs it just me, or do you get really excited when you find a new tech campaign on sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo that really captures your attention?  As of late, it may seem as though EVERYONE has a new gadget they are trying to build or new app they are attempting to launch.  It can be a bit overwhelming at times. So when I come across an innovative concept that makes me stop and think for a bit, I truly get jazzed.

With a new year approaching, I thought it would be fun to check out some of the concepts in technology that are currently seeking funding for production.  Some of these projects may go on to be huge successes, while others may never see the light of day.  But wherever they end up (in consumers’ hands or just in their memories), I think it is wonderful knowing that every innovative idea truly has a chance of becoming a reality.

So here’s to a 2013 full of new, creative, fun, helpful and important gadgets!


Is there a tech launch that you are excited to see in the coming year? Share the details in the comments below!



This is not so much an innovative piece of technology, more so than a fun way to spice up your bland tech gear. These adorable vinyl Apple charger labels are both fun and functional, helping to keep all of your cords organized and original. Simple, yet effective and quirky too.


One Second Video App1 Second Everyday App

Instagram brought on the revolution of chronicling your everyday through photos, and this app will do the same with video. It’s all part of the trend to capture life moments, even the simplest ones, and sort them into a virtual scrapbook. Some may be sick of it and others may be ready for more. Either way, this app caught my eye and got me thinking about the one second snapshots of my own life.


Form 1 3D PrinterFORM 1 3D Printer

I am a HUGE proponent of supplying cost effective, high end tools and gadgets to general consumers. This 3D printer does just that, by bringing the professional quality on a consumer’s budget.


Olive OneOlive ONE

We’ve all complained at one point or another about the multitude of accounts we have to sign into and manage on any given day —  emails, bank accounts, content management…you name it. Well when it comes to managing all of your music, on and offline, Olive ONE has got it covered. It’s the ultimate online music collection library for your home, and offers an extremely sleek and clean design.


Stephanie Todaro / Design*Sponge
Stephanie Todaro
Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master's degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie's work, check out her blog
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